Healthy Living Pharmacy: Holding an awareness event/campaign on healthy eating and/or obesity
Published on: 14th February 2017 | Updated on: 1st June 2022
This page contains links to resources and information which phamacy teams may wish to consider using when planning a health promotion event/campaign focussing on healthy eating and/or obesity.
This page is ‘work in progress’ and will continue to be updated.
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The below tools can be used to gather information to establish the level of obesity on a local basis:
- Public Health England Obesity – Data on child obesity and excess weight at small area level: These spreadsheets provide trend data on the prevalence of excess weight (overweight including obesity) from 2010/11 to 2014/15 and obesity from 2008/09 to 2014/15
- Public Health England – Health Profiles: This tool provides a snapshot of health and wellbeing across each local authority in England as portrayed by a range of indicators. They are intended to stimulate discussion between local government and health service providers by highlighting local needs and providing comparisons with other areas as well as with the national average.
- Public Health England Obesity – Local authority (LA) adult excess weight data: Data is now available for prevalence of excess weight in adults aged 16 and over, at LA level. This data is an indicator in the Public Health Outcomes Framework Health Improvement domain. The new figures combine data from 2013, 2014 and 2015. The previous year’s figures combined three years of data from 2012, 2013 and 2014. There are also breakdowns of LA data by BMI category: underweight, healthy weight, overweight, obesity and excess weight
- Public Health England Obesity – NCMP local authority child data profile: Child obesity data from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) 2006/07 to 2014/15 are now available in an online child obesity local authority data tool
- Public Health England Obesity – Fast food outlets by local authority: Data on density of fast food outlets by local authority are presented here in a map, along with a chart displaying the relationship between density of fast food outlets and area deprivation
- Communicating with patients page on the PSNC website
- Healthy Living Pharmacies page on the PSNC website
|On Your Feet Britain||28th April 2022|
|BNF Healthy Eating Week||14-18 June 2021|
|National Obesity Awareness Week||11-17th January 2021|
|Eating Disorders Awareness Week||1-7th March 2021|
|Nutrition and Hydration Week||14-20th June 2021|
- PSNC – Essential facts, stats and quotes page relating to obesity
- Public Health England – Healthmatters: obesity and the food environment
- Public Health England – Obesity website, about obesity
- BMJ Learning – Motivational interviewing in brief consultations
- e-Learning for Healthcare – Obesity
- e-Learning for Healthcare – Population Wellbeing Portal
- e-Learning for Healthcare – Making Every Contact Count e-learning
- P3 – Public health awareness campaigns with impact (requires log-in)
- The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education has a number of programmes available on nutrition and weight management
The Eatwell Guide is a policy tool used to define government recommendations on eating healthily and achieving a balanced diet.
- Consider providing free pedometers to customers to encourage people to get walking, or encourage people to download these on their smartphones where necessary
- Consider contacting local gyms and/or fruit and vegetable outlets to discuss whether you can advertise offers or promotions they are running
- Children could be engaged through activities such as naming fruits and vegetables
- Ask people if they know what constitutes as one portion of fruit and/or vegetable
- Recipe cards and/or food swap ideas should take into consideration the dietary habits of different cultures who may use traditional ingredients
- e-Learning for Healthcare – All Our Health programme
- Facebook – Making Every Contact Count (MECC) Community
- Health Education England – Making Every Contact Count
- The NHS Website – Eat well
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